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A McKenzie Friend Can Help a Mother Achieve a Fair Divorce Settlement

divorcing mother-laughing with her child in nature

All pages of Graham's self designed website are written for Mothers, Fathers and grandparents to read but Graham thought if you're a mother looking for a McKenzie Friend it may be helpful for you to read how he has supported mothers in the past to achieve positive outcomes and to read about his story as a father who went through family courts and achieved a shared residency order for his children. Many of the mothers Graham has supported over the years have left 5 star reviews which you can read HERE

As a McKenzie Friend Graham helps separated mothers who are either denied access with their children by the other parent (child arrangements orders) or he helps them resolve their divorce financial settlement at the fraction of the cost of a family lawyer

When Graham made the decision to end the marital relationship with the mother of his 2 children they all lived togtether in a 3 bed house. His now ex-partner refused to sell the family home and the family had to continue to live in the same house, with a shared parenting approach

One day after many months of doing so, Lawyers got involved and the situation looked like it could take a negative direction.Graham went to work and was served with a non-molestation and occupation order application at his workplace. Graham heard a lot of negative predictions from people at that time about the "difficult road ahead" and thought "that's not going to be my families story"

Subsequently over time Graham was able to get both applications dismissed as a litigant in person in family courts and go on to positively resolve the situation and their co-parenting collaboration has improved greatly over time. Both parents went through family courts for divorce financial settlement as well and finally sold their house 2 years later. Graham went through a lot in that time and had to learn how family courts really worked quickly

Graham always had a focus on how to improve how he and his ex-partner could work together as co-parents

Truth: Even though a relationship ends we owe it to our beautiful children to model we can work towards positively co-parenting together, even if this feel painful or impossible to imagine at the time. Our families deserve a loving outcome 

Sometimes intention to resolve and move forward isn't welcome or met with approval due to differing points of personal perspective. This is just life and part of the reason why you separated

In 2024 Graham's children are now adults. As a separated family they have enjoyed graduations and 18th birthday parties together with new partners present

So Graham has walked his own path of really living shared co-parenting and navigating the up's and own that come with parenting teenagers. Quite often you need to work together despite your parental differences

Hope this gives you as a mother looking for a McKenzie Friend a good idea of the father Graham is and the co-parenting values he holds dear .Since then Graham has gone on to help lot's of mothers journeying through difficult circumstances, offering insightful advice on how to avoid the high conflict of family courts or to help as their McKenzie Friend by helping them:

Prepare for important interviews with Cafcass family court advisors

Understand what to expect during family court hearings

To improve how they come across to a social worker, Judge or Magistrates about their children

With negotiating with lawyers

With writing statements and preparing bundles

Achieve and negotiate a fair and equal divorce financial settlement

If you think Graham holds values and ethics similar to you then we may be a good match. If you think this, please get in touch to discuss your case further or visit the About you and me page to assess if you may have an aligned approach and values